WSIU Almanac 12/15/23
Sierra Club Shawnee Group Annual New Year’s Day Stone Soup Picnic
Monday, January 1, 2024 11AM - 3PM at Giant City State Park, Shelter 2. Join us at 11 am to contribute pre-cooked vegetarian ingredients for the soup pot. Please bring a side dish to share, your beverage, and a reusable soup bowl and eating ware. Eat at noon. Hike if you like following lunch. Questions? Contact Patty at firstname.lastname@example.org or Carla Womack at 815-263-8173, email@example.com.
In Mt Vernon, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts hosts Supper with Santa in Mitchell Museum. The event is December 15th & 16th at 5pm. Families will enjoy a buffet dinner, craft activity, and the chance to merrily mingle and take photos with Santa. After dinner, walk The Lights display. Children under 2 are free. Find more details at www.cedarhurst.org
In DuQuoin, see Millions of twinkling lights that make up the three-mile long drive-thru lights experience at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds.
The display is open through December 30. If visit on the first full three weekends in December the fairgrounds Expo Hall transforms to a winter wonderland with activities and entertainment for children and adults alike.